As a way to thank donors, update them on the general health and activity of the foundation, as well as briefly review the various way to donate, and ask for suggestions, the Foundation scheduled two “Mostly Social” events. On May 24 the foundation held its inaugural Mostly Social event. It was hosted by White Birch Village Resort, John and Sue Alschweger. Special thanks goes to them for hosting and providing world class “heavy hors d’oeuvres”. Shrimp and lobster treats topped the list!! A second “Mostly Social” event was held on June 6 at the High Lake home of Greg and Mary Van Grinsven.
Grant Herman to Lead Foundation in 2017!
Grant Herman has assumed the duties of President and looks forward to moving the Foundation forward. Grant has taken over the reins of the Boulder Junction Community Foundation as it begins its 7th year of service to the community. President, Barbara Boston, resigned her position with the intent of running for a town Supervisor position this Spring. We thank Barb for all her hard work and dedication to the Foundation, and wish her the best in her future endeavors.
For those of you who don’t know Grant, he is beginning his 5th year as the Operations Director for Camp Manito-wish YMCA. At camp, he chairs a team comprised of the Camp Director, Summer, Leadership and Wilderness Program Directors, and the Executive Chef and the Property Manager. In addition Grant sits on the marketing, recruiting and management teams and collaborates with all staff to insure overall risk management and camp systems function to promote youth development wherever they can. He also plays the role of sustainability advisor for the camp. Grant has lived in small communities his entire life and welcomes both the depth of community relationships which can be forged as well as the challenge of advancing the vision of a community foundation with the big vision of preserving and enhancing Boulder Junction for present and future generations.
“Boulder Junction has such an amazing diversity of talent, commitment and vision in the people who live here year round, those who have retired here and those who own local homes and property. In addition we have such a positive community organizational network between the Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Boulder Junction, the Boulder Junction Community Foundation and a number of other community non-profits and businesses in our area. At the Foundation, we hope to interact with all of these people to advance the long term viability of Boulder Junction,” Herman says. “In our first six years we have enjoyed great leadership and the support of our community and we have been accomplishing our goals. We plan to increase our positive impact in the community through a collaborative process with all members of the Boulder Junction family, both near and far.”
Between the Holidays Community Celebration!
The snow was falling, a bonfire roared and music was playing as residents and visitors gathered at the Boulder Junction Winter Park for a magical evening at the Between the Holidays Community Celebration on Wednesday, December 28.
Nearly 200 individuals attended the event that was presented by the Boulder Junction Community Foundation in conjunction with the Boulder Junction Lioness, Boulder Junction Lions, Boulder Junction Public Library, Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department, Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club and the Town of Boulder Junction.
Highlights of the evening included families skating on the smooth as can be regulation sized ice skating rink, children waiting in line to be next on the adventurous sledding hill, smores being roasted over an open fire, hot coffee donated by Northern Lattes, hot dogs served by inviting Lioness volunteers behind the counter of the picnic shelter, petting soft and sweet sled dog Chewy of M.J. Sloane’s Two Moons Kennels, caroling during sleigh rides around the 1-mile snowshoe loop and finishing the evening with a bang up fireworks display.
The Boulder Junction Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and enhance Boulder Junction for present and future generations. For more information on the Boulder Junction Community Foundation and how you can give towards the future of Boulder Junction, visit boulderjunctioncf.org.
Thank You, Gene and Barb!
At our regular December board meeting, we honored GENE KLISNICK for his many years of service as a Director of the Foundation. Gene is always generous with his time and talents and we look forward to his continued support and appreciate his efforts to preserve and enhance Boulder Junction.
Also at our meeting, our President, BARBARA BOSTON, announced her resignation as she pursues running for the position of town supervisor. All the Directors accepted her resignation with regrets she will be leaving us but thanked her for all she has done to move the Foundation forward and wished her the best in the upcoming election. Thanks Barb!!!!
Thank You Colorama Dinner Sponsors, In-Kind Donors, Door Prize Donors, BJ Organizations, and Volunteers!
A small army of generous people, organizations, and businesses was key to this year’s successful Colorama Dinner. The Foundation gives its heartfelt thanks to all of you!
We plan to post a detailed listing very soon.
Thank You Boulder Junction Lions Club!
The Boulder Junction Lions Club recently purchased $500 worth of raffle tickets!!! Our community’s heartfelt thanks and best of luck go out to the Club for their generosity. In the photo (l-r) Dennis Aukstik, Parker Sterner, Lois Smith, Jeff Lucas, Otis Voeltz, and Barb Boston.
Packer Tickets Donated for Raffle Prize
Bob von Holdt of Ameriprise donated two Green Bay Packer tickets to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation’s annual raffle fundraiser. Foundation President Barbara Boston, “We are grateful for Bob’s generosity and support. These tickets along with the Peeplelures $500 gift certificate and Coontail’s Hobie kayak prizes provide something for everyone.” Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the summer at the Boulder Junction Lions Flea Market on Tuesdays, at Music on Main Street on Wednesday evenings and also at the Musky Jamboree. All raffle proceeds go to support and enhance Boulder Junction.
Happy Independence Day Boulder Junction!
Community Foundation board members, friends, and family celebrated Independence Day by marching together in Boulder Junction’s July 4th parade. The weather, which couldn’t have been more beautiful, brought an amazing number of people to enjoy the parade! So proud to be a part of this community!
Earl Sturm Honored by Family
In honor of longtime resident Earl Sturm, and in recognition of his great love of baseball and softball, Earl’s family donated memorial funds to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation to be designated for improvements to Boulder Junction’s Community Sports & Recreation area located off Highway M South. On Saturday, June 18, a dedication ceremony took placed at the ball park facilitated by Town Park Board Supervisor Dennis Duke and Community Foundation President Barbara Boston. The foundation had received $20,000 from the family designated for improvement of, and benefit to, the Baseball Field located at the Boulder Junction ball park. Additional checks were received by the Foundation at the ceremony representing money donated by Earl’s grandchildren for further improvements to the field.
Foundation Thanks FYI Northwoods
At their June 20th board meeting, Foundation board members presented Eric and Barbara Johnson, FYI Northwoods, with a certificate of appreciation for their unwavering support of community news coverage including the Foundation’s events and activities. Thank you, Eric and Barbara!